A decades-old royal paternity scandal is setting Belgium abuzz again. Lawyers said Tuesday that Belgium’s former King Albert II, 84, has finally agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter in what could be a decisive breakthrough in the long-running case.
By the evening, news of the former king’s acquiescence had already pushed Sunday’s Belgium election results with its extreme right gains into second place on the local news.
King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 for health reasons, had been facing a daily fine of 5,000 euros ($5,600) for failing to provide his DNA in the case brought by 51-year-old Delphine Boel.
Boel has been trying to establish paternity for years and her story has often made headlines. Albert has never publicly denied being her father but so far had refused to provide DNA.
A statement from Albert’s lawyer, delivered to the Belgian media, said after the former monarch had taken note of the judgment two weeks ago, which imposed the daily fine, he would submit to the test “out of respect to the judicial authorities.” It was made clear the move did not imply any admission of guilt.
Boel’s lawyer, Yves-Henri Leleu, said she “reacted very positively, because with the DNA test, the biological evidence is now there.”
The lawyer for the former monarch said the DNA results would have to be sealed until later in the legal case.
Rumors about Albert and Boel’s mother, the aristocratic wife of a well-heeled industrialist, had been around for years. But the news the king may have had a child with her broke out into the open when a biography of Albert’s wife, Queen Paola, was published in 1999.
In his Christmas message to the nation that year, King Albert indirectly confessed to a past infidelity and said he and Queen Paola lived through a “crisis” in the late 1960s that almost wrecked their marriage but that “a long while ago” they overcame their marital problems.
Six years ago, Boel, who has a striking resemblance to some members of the royal family, opened court proceedings to prove that Albert is her father.
An artist and sculptor, Boel has always said that she brought the paternity case due to anger since she was being cold-shouldered by the royal family. AF
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Popular Nigerian Pastor, recently divorced his wife, not only for extra marital affairs but having given birth to children that were not his. In 2015, Nigerian women cried foul when a survey conducted by condom manufacturer, Durex, branded Nigerian “married” women as the most sexually unfaithful in the world. The outcry was understandable though, as these are women known for their awe of culture and religion, far more than their counterparts anywhere else.
Four years down the line, the marital fidelity of Nigerian women has again been questioned with a report making the rounds since late 2018 claiming Nigeria has the second highest rate 30 percent of paternity fraud in the world.
Paternity fraud is the pretence that a man is the legitimate and biological father of a child that isn’t his; a woman wrongly pinning a child on a man. In the report’s graphical presentation, Jamaica ranked first with 34.6%, while Canada, the UK and France were on the list with 2.8%, 1.6% and 1.4%, respectively.
As if that wasn’t injurious enough, one Mr Ayodele Ayodeji of Paternity Test Nigeria, a Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA, test centre in Lagos, was widely alleged to have affirmed, following the emergence of the above report, that there is one case of paternity fraud out of every four paternity test conducted at the centre.
Although these statistics have not been verified by any institution, disregarding it entirely is impossible as it continues to provoke conversation and, of course, reactions on cyberspace.
The claim too ridiculous, mothers react
“I don’t agree with that claim. It is too ridiculous. I am a Nigerian mother and I am sexually faithful to my spouse. How on earth will I now pin a child that isn’t his on him? How will I conceive such child in the first place?” retorted Ijeoma Thomas-Odia, a Lagos-based mum, while debunking the allegation during a conversation with Vanguard.
“If accusing fingers should be pointed at any of the parties in a marriage, then Nigerian men should be the focus. Most Nigerian women are sexually faithful to their marriages against all odds and will never engage in whatever they know will bring them disrespect and disgrace; such as sleeping with another man,” added Enitan Lawrence, a mother of three from the South-West.
Arguing that cheating is common among men more than women, Thomas-Odia emphasised that the only difference is the fact that women are the ones who bear the evidence of sexual recklessness pregnancy
For Lawrence, Nigerian wives who cheat at all do so either because they have been frustrated by their cheating husbands into revenge, have been pushed to the wall by husbands who fail to provide for their needs but would rather spend money on extended family members, they are trying to cover-up an infertility issue in the home, or because they do not love the men they are married to, but were forced into the marriage by either their parents or circumstances.
Whatever may be the reason for marital infidelity on the part of a woman, the fact remains that she will bear the evidence of her sexual recklessness either in the form of a contracted sexually transmitted infection, pregnancy and/or even child birth; which could therefore result in paternity fraud, as no woman would let her child be labeled a bastard.
Nigerians should not be swayed by unnecessary sensationalism —Pathologist
Speaking to WW on condition of anonymity, a renowned pathologist and Chief Executive Officer of a notable laboratory in the country argued that there is no official statistics to prove that Nigeria truly has the second highest rate of paternity fraud in the world.
According to him, in the first place no reputable establishment will publicise such delicate information about the paternity of a person; which makes any official national data on paternity fraud difficult to collate. “There is no statistical evidence to prove that. You get all sorts of data on the internet.
The regular population does not do paternity test except to resolve an issue of trust or perhaps for immigration data purposes; of which I am also sure embassies will never publicise such information concerning anyone. Nigerians should not be swayed by unnecessary sensationalism,” he added. On whether DNA testing should be made mandatory for all children to curtail any possibility of paternity fraud as some Nigerians now suggest since the controversial report surfaced, he said: “Even in the UK and in some other countries, you can’t do paternity test unless it is a court-ordered test.
So, how does anyone come up with such national statistics on paternity fraud? In France where the report claims the percentage is 1.4%, it might interest you to know that paternity test is banned completely in that country; you can’t do it. So how did anyone get such data? In Nigeria, we do not have any restrictions but of course, a reputable laboratory will be required to successfully and reliably carry out one.”
For families that might still be anxious about verifying the paternity of their children but feel discouraged due to the purported exorbitant cost of the test, he debunked claims that DNA testing is affordable only to the affluent. His words: “Anybody can afford to do a paternity test. It is not a sickness or diseases that its diagnosis will now be expensive. It can be done in any laboratory, but I will advise that we do every test in reputable laboratories. If a DNA test is done in a reputable laboratory, you can be sure it is 99.8% accurate. That is almost 100% accurate.”
Why paternity fraud might be dangerous
Speaking on the likely dangers of pinning a man’s biological child on another man, Professor(Mrs)Ibironke Akinsete, a renowned pathologist who was formerly Chairman, Pathcare Laboratories (now Synlab Nigeria), said occasions such as inheritance and organ donation may arise.
“Usually, blood relatives are the best to do a match for any organ donation. So, if such a need arises and it turns out that there is a mismatch somewhere, the truth will be unraveled by an eventual DNA test. For inheritance, some family might require a test perhaps because they doubt the paternity of a particular child; especially if the father died intestate,” said Akinsete.
Victims pay huge price— Maymunah Kadiri,
Psychiatrist In her analysis of the psychology behind paternity fraud, popular psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, said a married woman whose husband is in a better financial condition than the actual father of her child, might lie about the paternity of that child so the child can get the opportunity of a better life.
“Also, the fear of embarrassment and the consequences of divorce could make her lie about the paternity of the child. Due to the pressure from society to have children, some women become desperate if their husbands have fertility issues, and thus go ahead to reproduce with someone else and pass it off as their husband’s child,” Kadiri said. Kadiri, however, warned that such children risked growing up with issues such as abandonment, lack of trust and also a sense of identity loss, noting that on the defrauded fathers also, the implications of discovering the truth could range from resentment to loss of self-esteem, lack of trust and also, severe embarrassment. (Vanguard)
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A Pastor is considering divorcing his wife upon discovering that ‘his children’ don’t belong to him, after DNA tests were being conducted on them.
In his narration, the man revealed that he had an accident years ago before meeting his wife and he was told it would only take a miracle for him to father a child.
Surprisingly, years into their marriage, his wife gave birth to their 1st child and then the 2nd and then the 3rd. But after DNA tests were done on the three children, it was revealed that they belong to another man, though his wife is not aware of this.
Read his story:
I have been married for 14years, we have 3kids (all boys) but none of them belongs to me. I know this for a fact but my wife does not know I know. Let me explain.
5years before I met my wife, I was involved in a car accident together with two of my friends. We were travelling and our car skidded off the road. I was the only survivor of that accident.
l spent about 11months at the hospital and that left me with a condition that says I can’t have children.
I gave my life to Jesus Christ and become a committed Christian after the accident.
In summary, I became a pastor in a local church in my community 5years later, I met my wife in the process. I didn’t tell her about my condition because I was hopeful that God will heal me. Six years into our marriage my wife got pregnant and had our first child.
To be sure, I secretly went for a DNA and it was clear I wasn’t the father. I repeated the test for all the 3 children and they are all not mine. I have been living with this situation for the past 8 years and I am beginning to get irritated by both the children and my wife.
My Wife pretends to be a good wife. She goes around preaching to women in the church about the need to remain faithful to their partners but she had 3 children by another man or men l don’t know. I want to confront her, but l am confused as how to go about the situation
l am just angry and irritated by everyone in my house lately. I feel like a total stranger in my own home.
What should I do?
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Nnamdi kanu is living up to his threat of destroying Nigeria with the truth. His exposé is what Federal Government now uses against Atiku. To crown it all, Kanu has suddenly turned out to be an adviser to the both Atiku and Buhari. Today he tells FG to give him credit for exposing Atiku. Tomorrow Kanu would ask Atiku to tell Buhari to undergo a DNA test if he insists he is the real Buhari.
Now, nobody talks about Atiku’s mandate. Even the judiciary has suddenly deviated from the facts of the electoral matter between them. Atiku’s handlers struggles and are now only interested in proving to the Court that Atiku is a true Nigerian.
On the other hand, all the presidency cares about is proving that Atiku belongs to Cameroon. Trust their desperation. They have gone as far as bribing a kangaroo group in Cameroon who are now asking Atiku to return home (Cameroon). The presidency also went as far as originating another kangaroo group who are urging Atiku to apologize to Nigerians and quietly return home.
Atiku has been left with no other choice than to fire back. He spoke with newsmen the other day and made it open that the man at the Aso Rock is not Buhari. He accompanied his hyperbolic claim with a threat of heading to the Courts to prove, with his team of lawyers, that the man at Aso Rock hails from Sudan. He openly told the World that it was extensive surgeries undergone by the Sudanese that made him take a Buhari resemblance. He also stated that the said Sudanese who parades himself as Nigerian President was heavily tutored on Buhari’s attitudinal displays after the surgery.
All thanks to the mocking bird, also known as Nnamdi Kanu.
As the polity has been greatly heated up , resulting from all these skirmishes capable of destroying Nigeria , KANU came up again with the issue of a DNA test. On his usual Biafra Radio, he insisted and stood his ground as he challenged Presidency to conduct a DNA test on the President , in a bid to prove to the World that he , Nnamdi KANU lied about Buhari’s purported Demise.
Now, Atiku’s camp has bought the idea. They are now insisting that if Atiku must return to Cameroon, that a DNA test must first be conducted on the President.
To this development, Abbah Kyarri, Buhari’s Chief of Staff swore by his ancestors, that Nigeria should rather disintegrate into Parts, instead of a DNA test to be conducted on Buhari.
Nnamdi Kanu is gradually living up to his threat of destroying Nigeria without firing a shot. He has succeeded in setting these people against themselves. With all these exposé, nobody can exactly predict where the Nigerian state is heading to.
Again, all thanks to Nnamdi Kanu. Let’s hope and pray that the worst should be averted.
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The IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu tells Atiku what to do to prove case against Buhari.
As the controversy over the indigenship of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar rages on, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to drop the agitation for Biafra restoration should the occupant of Aso Rock submit self to DNA test, and the result proves that he is “Buhari”.
Kanu who threw the challenge during his latest live broadcast on Radio Biafra Sunday night, also advised Atiku to demand that Buhari should submit himself for DNA test to prove his originality.
The IPOB leader volunteered to offer free legal advice to Atiku and to provide him with more facts on the “mystery” surrounding the occupant of Aso Rock.
His words :”It will be very foolish of PDP not to challenge this brazen insult against Atiku by insisting on a DNA test for Jubril. Should Jubril submit himself to a DNA test and confirms he is Buhari, I will drop the agitation for Biafra. That is how certain I am.”
Speaking further, Kanu argued that for the All Progressive Congress, APC, to assert that Atiku was not a Nigerian citizen based on his (Kanu’s) earlier revelation on Radio Biafra meant that even APC had accepted his narratives.
He said :”The headline ‘Atiku Is Not A Nigerian, APC Tells Tribunal’, is a vindication that everything I say on Radio Biafra is the truth. It may appear outlandish and unbelievable at first, but eventually history always vindicate me. It is now over the Atiku’s team to unleash what they have against Jubril.
“I will offer free legal advice to Atiku live on air in the hope that they will use it because it is obvious Atiku won the election and APC are deploying all instruments of coercion at the disposal of the Nigerian state to deny him his mandate.
” Between Atiku and the man occupying Aso Rock, only Atiku is a Nigerian, the other is Sudanese.
“Buhari died in 2017 and should not be contesting any election in 2019. There was a gentleman’s agreement amongst Fulani cabals of which Atiku is privy to, that the death of Buhari should not be made public lest IPOB take full advantage of it to break Biafra away from Nigeria.
” Atiku played along believing that Jubril and APC won’t put up much resistance when it comes to presidential elections. He was wrong. The cabals have now refused to give up power. Jubril is their poster boy.
” APC is counting on the fact that Atiku won’t fight dirty in public because that means authenticating the claims of IPOB and confirming what world leaders already know, that Buhari is dead. The only people who have refused to believe it are Nigerians.
“The only option left for Atiku is to remind the tribunal that he is an authentic Nigerian citizen whereas Jubril is not. No part of Sudan ever joined Nigeria as a result of referendum, at least not yet.
“Atiku should demand for a DNA test result to ascertain if Jubril is Buhari or not. Once he lays this card on the table, the cabal will have no choice than to return his stolen mandate.
“Out of the two contestants, one is a Nigerian by choice not birth but the other is neither a Nigeria by birth nor by choice.
“Atiku became a Nigerian by referendum at the age of 15 but Jubril in his mid 50’s is not a Nigerian, does not hold Nigerian citizenship and is from Sudan.
“What Kyari and his gang have done is worse than a military coup. Their role in inflicting hardship on long suffering people of Nigeria and by extension, Biafrans, is unpardonable.
“They should be tried for high crimes and misdemeanours. They are supposed to be stoned according to Sharia Law.
“Another issue which Atiku’s legal team should home in on is the issue of WAEC certificate. Like a place of birth, WAEC certificate is a cardinal requirement as stipulated in the constitution.
“The headline “INEC says they are satisfied with Buhari’s certificate” is utter nonsense because INEC is not an examination body. The only authority capable of authenticating Jubril/Buhari’s certificate is WAEC and they are still in existence.
“Is INEC WAEC? The answer is a capital NO. Only WAEC can respond to the issue of WAEC result not INEC.
“The examination body is there, still existing. If PDP bigwigs have any brain, they will subpoena WAEC boss to testify under oath.
“That will send Jubril sculling back to Khartoum Sudan. But PDP leaders are cowards without the spine to fight a tyrannical impostor. To finish APC is easy but PDP lacks the balls.
“Should WAEC boss lie under oath, he or she will be tried for perjury. This is elementary law. Should they forge a result on a paper that has been aged artificially, there is carbon dating technology that will tell us when the paper was made.
“This is a fool proof process. Buhari before his death had no certificate, Jubril has no certificate and the section 131 (4) of the Nigerian constitution is quite explicit on this, no WAEC certificate no presidency. What is Atiku and his team waiting for?
“The issue of WAEC result can be dealt with now at this tribunal, not in a Nigerian court of law with an APC corrupt judge. If they won’t allow WAEC boss to be called as a witness, get a sworn testimony under oath and Jubril will be a goner.
” Kyari and his cohorts who brought in Jubril to replace Buhari failed to reckon with the fact that no two individuals, even so-called identical twins, are exactly the same in every way. “
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‘She jumped on me and raped me’: Nursing home carer is arrested for assaulting a dementia patient after she was found naked inside the man’s room during her overnight shift
Guettie Belizaire, 39, was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping the man at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne, Florida
Belizaire, who is a certified nurse, was allegedly found by coworkers naked and getting dressed in the man’s bathroom at about 5am on December 13
Police said employees noticed the man ‘distraught and confused’ in his bed and he later told officers: ‘She jumped on me and raped me’
Police said employees at the nursing home had been looking for Belizaire after noticing she had been absent for more than 90 minutes
Authorities said DNA evidence came back last month linking her to the victim
By EMILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
Guettie Belizaire, 39, was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting the man during her overnight shift at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne, Florida in December
A Florida nursing home carer has been accused of raping an elderly patient with dementia after she was found naked in the man’s room and he told police she jumped on him.
Guettie Belizaire, 39, was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting the man during her overnight shift at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne in December.
Belizaire, who is a certified nurse, was allegedly found by coworkers naked and getting dressed in the man’s bathroom at about 5am on December 13.
Police said employees noticed the man ‘distraught and confused’ in his bed.
‘She jumped on me and raped me,’ the man told police when they were called to the facility.
Police said employees at the nursing home had been looking for Belizaire after noticing she had been absent for more than 90 minutes.
Belizaire denied ever being in the room with the victim but provided police with a DNA saliva swab.
The elderly man, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, was taken to a nearby hospital where a sexual assault kit was completed.
The certified nurse was arrested and faced court on Tuesday after police said DNA came back linking her to the elderly dementia patient
Police issued an arrest warrant last month for Belizaire on charges of lewds and lascivious molestation of an elderly person and abuse of an elderly person
DNA evidence from the kit was returned to police on March 25 and police said it confirmed the victim’s claim that he had been assaulted Belizaire.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Belizaire on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of an elderly person and abuse of an elderly person.
Belizaire was taken into custody on Monday and faced a judge the following day where she was held on $10,000 bond. She will be arraigned next month.
Belizaire was immediately suspended following the incident and later fired by the nursing home.
‘At The Brookshire, the safety and well-being of our staff and residents is always our highest priority,’ a spokeswoman for the facility said following Belizaire’s arrest.
‘Our center complies with numerous state and federal regulations, as well as internal policies that are designed to keep residents safe.
‘While the ongoing investigation of this case prevents us from commenting on details, we followed all of the appropriate protocols, including the immediate suspension and eventual termination of the employee in question. We will continue to fully cooperate with local authorities and state agencies as their investigation continues.’
Belizaire was immediately suspended from the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne, Florida following the incident and was later fired by the nursing home
Source: Daily Mail
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A Nigerian man by name Bob-Manuel Don-Christian, who is the Managing Director of Outreach Alliance Solutions Company, has in the strongest of term denied the paternity of his only son.
In his own angry curse-filled message on Facebook, he poured his heart out and cursed whoever the “son of Baal” who connived with his wife to bore their only son.
In his own words as he poured his aching heart out on his Facebook wall.
Here is his angry message:
“For all of you who think for some time now that I have gone berserk, I would like to bring to your knowledge that I have for 12 long years been responsible and a good husband and also a good father.
The man and his wife
Today I would love to go public by making it known to all who think am crazy, to know that for 9 years my estranged wife could not give me a male child, until she had to hire a priest of baal to sow a seed of wickedness in her which she tried to implant in my dynasty.
However, today even the Almighty who knows my heart brought this wickedness to my knowledge and for this I thought it is the right time to set the records straight. If there be reasonable people with a wholesome fear of God, somebody should tell this wicked desperate harlot of a woman to take the child to his father.
A bastard can never have a place in my bloodline. No wickedness done against the chosen of God will go unpunished.
I have decreed and it shall stand.
The evil conspirators will never know peace as long as they walk. I have made a covenant with the earth that every one who are part of this treachery and dishonour done against my happiness will go mad.
The son in question
If I be a chosen of Yahweh, before the fall of September this things shall begin to happen.
If I have served the Almighty with trembling fear and with reverence no man will go free of my decrees”.
Mr Don-Christian is obviously mad and his heart is aching as one can see from his words and this message has generated some viral comments and is going to get even crazier.
The problem of child’s paternity and DNA test has been a very sensitive topic among Nigerians in the social media. This obviously is going to go indeed viral.
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A Chinese woman has given birth to twins from two different fathers, an indication she had been cheating on her husband.
The woman had a set of twin boys but one of the boys didn’t look like the woman’s husband. A DNA test showed that they had different DNA.
This increased the husband’s suspicion and the woman was forced to admit that she cheated on her husband in a one-night stand.
The story was revealed after the couple, from south-eastern Xiamen city, had to register the birth of their twin sons at the local police station early last year. In order to complete the registration, they had to produce the results of a paternity test to prove that the babies were theirs.
The husband, identified only as Xiaolong, had wondered why one of his sons didn’t look like him. Upon receiving the DNA results, he was even more shocked at discovering that one of the boys did not have any biological relationship with him, according to a director at the Fujian Zhengtai Forensic Identification Centre.
Woman gives birth to twins with different fathers after cheating on husband
According to the director, Mr. Zhang, Xiaolong was furious after reading the DNA report and confronted his wife.
It is reported that the wife initially denied the affair, and accused her husband of falsifying the results. Upon being confronted by Xiaolong, the wife admitted she had slept with another man and that it was a one-night stand.
The father said he was happy to raise his own child, but not the one from someone else.
Twins were born with different fathers is an extremely rare occurrence, known as heteropaternal superfecundation. According to experts, the exact odds of the phenomenon are hard to calculate, but previous studies suggest the chance could be between one in 400 pairs and one in 13,000 pairs, according to The Guardian.
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He’s a 52 year old civil engineer. And his wife, a pharmacist, 50, both raised four children – 21, 19, 16 and 13.
The couple met in 1993, and married in 1995. And raised their four children to the best of their abilities with all the resources at their disposal… Until October 2017.
That’s when he discovered that all four are not his biological children! After DNA tests at HumGene Ltd in Lagos proved that he’s not in anyway related to the children that meant the world to him.
Here’s the distraught father’s narration of how his world collapsed…
This is my story:
On the 20th of September 2017, my 3rd child who happens to be a female was critically ill in the hospital and the doctor informed us that she needs an urgent blood transfusion.
My wife and I were in the hospital and we both decided to have our blood tested in other to know who has the same blood group with our daughter. But to our surprise when the result came out, we were informed that none of us has the same blood group with our daughter. We had to find a way out as soon as possible.
Fortunately for us, our first son came and he happened to be a match. I was innocent about the whole thing because I didn’t know the implication of a child not matching either of the parent’s blood group. After the whole thing was taken care of, the doctor called me in privately to ask if I was the real father of my own daughter. At first, I was furious but I calmed down and answered him by saying, “Of course, why would you be asking me such question?”
He went ahead to explain how a child can have either the mother’s or father’s blood group. I was confused and I asked him what he was trying to tell me. And he said it’s either I’m not the father of the child or my wife is not the mother because one of us is supposed to match. But since none is a match there is a problem. I didn’t take it seriously because it was sounding odd to me. When I informed my wife about it, her answer was, “Don’t mind that stupid doctor.”
After 3 days, our daughter was discharged from the hospital. My mind was no longer at rest because I didn’t know what to do. I went back to the doctor and asked for advice on what I should do. He told me that if I wanted to be sure of everything, I should have a paternity test done on my daughter. When he mentioned that to me, I almost collapsed because I know what that means. It was too much for me to handle. But I had to be a man and face whatever is about to happen. I asked him if I should do the same thing for the remaining 3. He told me that will be a good idea if I can afford it.
I decided to take the bold step even though it was not easy. I asked him if he has an idea of where I can carry out the test here in Lagos and the cost. He advised me of 2 places and their prices. Coincidentally, a friend of mine told me that he saw an advert on Facebook about a company known as HumGene Limited, that they offer the cheapest DNA Paternity test in Nigeria. I quickly called the number they put on the advert and I spoke with the CEO of the company just to confirm if it’s actually true. She was nice and helpful and booked an appointment for me to come in with my 4 children in order to take samples from us. I asked her how accurate the result can be, and she said 99.99% if am the father and 0% if am not the father.
When we all arrived at her office, she told me to come in alone. She asked me for my story and if I was ready for this because the result could be either way and especially 4 children involved, the eldest is 21 years old. At first, I was scared and she asked me if I wanted to take time to think about it before making the decision. I was surprised and asked her if she doesn’t want money. She smiled and answered me by saying: “ Sir, it’s not just all about the money, I think of my clients’ psychological well being first.”
I had to be a man and I told her I was ready. I asked her when the result will be ready and she said 5 working days because she is yet to start the analysis in Nigeria. So, for now, she sends the samples to her partner company in Canada.
The waiting period seemed like a hundred years to me. When the results came in, she called me to come in for them. I was scared but at the same time, I wanted to know the truth. When I got to her office, counselling began even before giving me the results, I just knew the worst has happened but I didn’t expect it to be all my children that I have laboured for all my life, giving them the best in life. But unfortunately for me when I opened the results all the 4 children were not mine. 3 sons and 1 daughter. I couldn’t hold it as a man, I broke down in tears.
At first, I taught I was dreaming and waiting to wake up from sleep. The trauma was too much for me.
When I got home, I called my wife to the bedroom immediately and gave her the results. She denied everything. I wanted to believe her to make myself happy. I went ahead to call the CEO of HumGene Limited to ask her if she was sure about the result. I spoke with her with an angry tone, but she was calm and told me she is very sure and referred me to other places I can try doing another test. She informed me that although the prices are higher.
I didn’t know what to do and I went to the doctor that advised me to go for the paternity test. When he saw the results, he told me this can’t be a mistake because DNA does not lie and that the 22 loci region is the highest in the Paternity test. I felt more convinced and went back home. I told my wife that if she does not tell me the truth I will go ahead to our church pastor and show them the result. After hearing me say that, she broke down into tears and confession started.
She had all my supposed to be children for the same man. That was why our son had same blood group with the sister. She has refused to tell me the man and the reason why she did what she did.
We are yet to tell the children and our family members. I’m in great shock and don’t know where to start from.
The CEO of HumGene Limited has been of great help taking her time to counsel me anytime I needed that. I need advise. Please, what should I do? Men out there you need to be vigilant.
Here is a short interview with the civil engineer…
Were you always travelling when the children were conceived?
I was travelling a lot, but the maximum time I spend out of the house is 2 weeks. I do not keep track of when my wife gets pregnant.
Do you know the father of your ‘children’?
No, my wife is holding on to that.
Can you have babies?
I have never doubted that. So, I didn’t have any reason to check if I’m medically okay to have children.But I do not feel any abnormality in himself. I will go for a test to check, but I’m not in the right state of mind now.
What do you do? And your wife?
I’m a Civil Engineer, my wife is a pharmacist.
Why are you still living with her?
I am no longer living in the house now, I’m staying in the hotel.
When were the tests done?
Samples were submitted on the 3rd of October 2017 and results received on the 10th of October 2017.
What did you tell the children when the tests were done?
We told them they were going for a general checkup for genetic testing since HumGene Limited offers the services for that.
What kind of samples were taken?
Were the children not curious?
Not at all. We didn’t give them any reason to be curious.
Who have you told about the result?
Only my wife and the Doctor that suggested the test.
What’s your wife saying?
Just crying as usual and refused to tell me the reason behind her actions, I moved out the next day because I don’t want to be in the same house with her. The more I see her, the angrier I get, and I don’t want it to lead to something I will regret.
Are you not scared for your life?
I’m not, but this question is now making me think if I should be scared, I can’t think straight right now.
What do you want to do now?
To be honest with you, I’m yet to come to a decision. It’s very difficult. I have worked so hard to give the children the best anyone can imagine giving to their children. Your advice please!
If I had known, I would not have played the America visa lottery. The lottery I played had put indelible scar on my heart, causing me pain daily as I move closer to the grave. I am now 64 years of age.
My undoing was the visa lottery I played in 2007. Prior to this time, all was well, and going smoothly in our family. I had married my wife in 1985.
We were blessed with 3 boys and a girl.
The girl, Moyosore was our first child.
She was born in 1986. The boys came there after in 1988, 1990, and 1994.
My wife was a full time house wife. She had everything at her request. A chauffeur driving car, two house helps, and other conveniences were at her disposals. I was a senior management staff at the defunct NITEL. A trained and accomplished electronic engineer.
I travelled round the country. My assignments most times, were between the Federal Capital Territory, and Owerri in Imo State. I however ensured am in Lagos at least twice a month to see my family. This was between 1986 , and 1997.
I retired in 1999 to start my own private company, which has continued to triumph to God’s glory.
In 2007, I joined several other Nigerians to play the visa lottery of the United States. I was part of the few thousands that won. I was happy, not because of myself, but because of my two younger children who will have the benefit of automatic citizenship of America. My older children; Moyosore, Aanuoluwapo were already schooling in Canada as at the time.
Hmmmmm, one of the major conditions of granting the visa is blood screening, and conduct of DNA for beneficiary’s dependants.
I had submitted necessary documents, and made payments for our screenings at the popular St. Nicholas, Lagos Island. We did the tests as recommended. The results were to be sent to the Embassy. I got a letter at a later date that I should present my passport and my wife’s for visas.
On enquiry, they said the kids I presented weren’t mine. I almost lost my sanity! My kids weren’t mine? “Is that possible” was my song.
I found it difficult to comprehend. Because it happened near my birthday celebration, I invited Moyo and Aanu home under the pretence that they were coming to celebrate with me, and had their DNA carried out.
Alas, only Moyosore was my authentic child!
I became sick, and almost passed on. I was hospitalised for a month. I eventually lost the opportunity to complete the processing of the visas, as I was no longer myself. Abi, of what need is the visa without my kids?
When I got over the shock, I confronted my wife. She was mad with me. She called me unprintable names and a failure. I kept my peace and moved on.
The following week, I invited her to a friend’s party. On our way back, I parked the car and pulled out of the road. She asked why, and I told her not to worry. I then raised the matter again. She rained abuse on me, and called me a drunk. At that point, I pointed a pistol at her side, and threatened to kill her, and dump her on the abandoned road.
I showed her copy of the DNA I got on Aanu, and the notification I received from American embassy.At this point, my wife became parrot.
She swallowed her pride, and confessed. She said Aanu was fathered by David, a friend and colleague, who was more of a brother than friend. We had been friends for almost 30 years.
Tunde and Bidemi were sons of our househelp, Kingsley. Kingsley was from Benue. He worked with us for almost 15 years. I had noticed my wife special interest in him, but never knew he was sharing her with me.
It has been 10 years after the ugly incident, and revelation. I survived the shock, but Adunni never! She died two years after. She couldn’t wait to tell the kids and sort out the problem and havoc she caused.
Till date, the children are not in the know of my predicament. The children are doing good.
The last, Bidemi now 23 is working in a multinational company. He graduated at 19.
So also are the other brothers and their sister, who are doing great in Overseas.
Now, I am 64. I have written my will again and again. I have deleted the names of the boys from my last will, even though I have not gathered enough courage to inform them that am not their biological father.I have not told anyone either, and its killing me day- by- day.
Should I inform them all, or tell only my own daughter? Or I should just die with the thought?